Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Owns Giant Future-Predicting Telescope? (She's right, again, so here's push-back)
Posted on 03/01/2014 12:35:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Many Americans still remember the joke made by Tina Fey in a return to SNL to play the role of Sarah Palin back in 2008.
While introducing herself, Feys version of Palin stated in a folksy, matter-of-fact way that she could, see Russia from [her] house. As funny as it was at the time, this joke was actually borrowed from an interview with ABC Newss Charlie Gibson:
Palin: We have got to keep our eyes on Russia And, Charlie, youre in Alaska. We have that very narrow maritime border between the United States, and the 49th state, Alaska, and Russia. They are our next door neighbors.We need to have a good relationship with them. Theyre very, very important to us and they are our next door neighbor.
Gibson: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?
Palin: Theyre our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.
Booth @Boothacus Follow It's so cold I think I can see Sarah Palin from my house.
7:25 AM - 1 Mar 2014
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Blake Hounshell ✔ @blakehounshell Follow Yes, Twitter, Sarah Palin totally called this exact Ukraine scenario 6 years ago .
5:21 PM - 28 Feb 2014
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Palins recent attempt to claim credit for having somehow predicted the troubles in Ukraine in 2008 seems to suggest that she spent a good portion of her time as governor on that Alaskan island, watching the Russians with a kind of giant telescope.
A giant, future-predicting telescope that enabled Palin and Palin alone to know exactly who was doing what in Russia and Ukraine, and to then predict with absolute perfection the exact outcome of ongoing tensions in the region. All of this despite having no access to high levels of intelligent information of American or Russian origin.
All joking aside, it is possible that Palin may have been right about Russia pushing its weight around in order to maintain strategic military positions in countries that border it.
But then, that was never the criticism aimed at Palin back in 2008. The criticism is the idea that anyone who wants to know what Russia is planning can go to an island and stare across the water at Russian land. Proximity alone does not generate intelligence.
That would be like me going to the outskirts of Washington D.C, standing there for a few minutes and saying aloud, You know something? I think that members of Congress are working on passing a bill of some kind. I dont know what kind, but I know theyre there. And I know theres some kind of legislative process happening.
Also, lets not forget the biggest holes in Palins I told you so argument:
- Palin had no way of knowing that hundreds of thousands of people would flood the Ukranian capital in protest of Viktor Yanukovychs pro-Russian agenda.
- She had no way of knowing that protesters would continue their fight despite being exposed to freezing conditions and increasingly hostile Ukranian security forces.
- She did not know that despite the bloodiest confrontation in the nations history, the protesters would ultimately take the capital.
- She did not know that Yanukovych would successfully flee the country instead of being arrested or murdered.
In actuality, despite her smug claims, the only thing shes really attempting to take credit for is something that is obvious to anyone who knows anything about Russias military behaviors in relation to land bordering their country in strategic locations. The sort of things that are well .predictable.
Predictable in a way that does not require setting foot on an island in Alaska to draw such a conclusion. Predictable with or without the mystical future-predicting telescope.
LOL they just cant deal with the fact that trashing Sarah Palin for FIVE years has gotten them no where..she is smarter then all of them combined and it just eats them alive..its like high school bullies, the reason they bully is because they have low self worth, they need to bully, that is the left in a nutshell
FU tina fey you freaking idiot
The anaerobic sludge that fills liberal minds.
yeh, one does not have to state the exact angle in order to predict that the poop will pelt the propeller.
Sarah can see the future from her porch. And proved it.
But of course, we ALL saw this coming, that is, anyone with a brain. Obama is a punk. A weak sister. It was just a matter of time. And this is far from over. Our boy genius communist organizer has already done a great job of destroying our economy, weakening our defenses and setting us up for the bomb. Won’t be a bit surprised if he has total collapse of the USA in mind.
Guess he’ll continue trying to bitch-slap Putin. What an idiot.
SB, I have to say that in my experience, the bullies I have the misfortune of knowing are NOT lacking in self-worth. I don’t always agree with this concept. They are quite sure that they’re smarter and better than everyone else, no question. Their arrogance is beyond belief. Don’t you think this applies to libs more than the low self-worth?
Whatever one thinks of Palin, Obama without question has less aptitude.
Georgia and Ukraine both victims of Obama.
So young, so bitter. Has the divine Sarah ever been wrong? 2nd Division, you never answer, but I think you have a crush on someone!
Palin’s Russia comment been hashed over and over for years now and the idiots on the left still hear only what they want to hear.
” All of this despite having no access to high levels of intelligent information of American or Russian origin.”
You are a total Ass Hat.
You do not need access to high level intelligence reports from any government to understand Russia or the Ukraine.
In fact, our intelligence reports are a compendium of that which you can read about from news organizations worldwide.
Very public sourcing.
There are intelligence secrets but, to be sure most of what one requires, to understand anything on earth, is published and has been through news that is inked or by bits and bytes and even blogged about.
Dr. Jack Wheeler has been reporting on the Ukraine for a number of years and even introduced us the Ice Queen, with her complete background.
We have been watching Ukraine now, for 6 or 7 years.
So pound sand yuh intellectual fraud and moral sieve.
I can tell you more about Ukraine In five minutes than you am pretend to know in 4 hours of contrived explanation.
Swamp Beast. What’s up with that look?
Why am I not too surprised?
My old friend, Sidney (a Zionist), hated the term “self-hating Jews” when describing leftist Jews who hated Israel. He’d scream: “They love themselves! It’s only other Jews that they hate!”
Not as big of victim as the United States.
Some lack self worth so instead they trash others to make themselves look good..others are just jerks, they think that everyone who doesn’t agree with them are idiots
Bitch Slap Putin?!!!!!
I’d pay good money to see that.
It strikes me that Putin would at least do us all a favor, toying with Barry much like a cat does with squirrels and moles before finishing him.
After watching the opening/closing ceremonies of the Olympics he he understands stagecraft and would gratuitously entertain us.